No Plea Deals Made in Tenorio Murder Case


Guam – Zachary Tenorio, 21, who’s accused of stabbing his brother to death in San Diego in January, did not enter into any plea deals with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.

Both the prosecution and defense were in court today and met with Judge Dwayne Moring behind closed doors for a readiness hearing. According to SDDA Communications Director Steve Walker, the readiness hearing is set before a preliminary hearing to let the judge know that both parties are ready to proceed for the preliminary hearing.

In some cases motions can be made and plea deals can be offered during a readiness hearing, but Walker says no deals or motions were made today. Another readiness hearing was scheduled for April 3. Tenorio’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 11.

Tenorio is accused of stabbing his brother, Navy Ensign Jonathan Jake Tenorio, 25, on January 27 in his Mission Valley apartment. Jake Tenorio was stationed in San Diego and Zachary Tenorio was visiting for a weekend jiu jitsu tournament. Zachary has pleaded not guilty to the single charge of murder in the first degree. He is being held on $1.5 million bail.